A small town in Nainital district of the North Indian state, Uttarakhand, Bhimtal is just the kind of destination that tourists look for, to spend a quiet vacation. Many travellers arrive in this region every year, to explore its popular attractions. A stay in any of the Bhimtal resorts gives them the convenience to get to the interesting places in and around this enchanting town.
|Pannatal Lake, Bhimtal|
Situated at a height of over 1,000 metres above sea-level, Bhimtal offers a truly pleasant climate to its visitors for most parts of the year. Best time to be in this amazing travel destination is during the period between mid-April to mid-July, and from mid-September to the month of October. According to the local legends, Bhimtal gets its name from a popular character known as 'Bhima' from the greatest Hindu epic, Mahabharata.
|Boating at Bhimtal Lake|
Some are also of the opinion that the town was named Bhimtal owing to the presence of Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple in this region, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Main attraction of the town is the Bhimtal Lake, which is largest of all lakes found in the Nainital district. Other tourist attractions located close to this town are Sat Tal, Karkotaka Hill, Hidimba Parvat, and Sayad Baba Ki Mazar.